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Old 11-08-2020, 03:24 PM   #1
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2021 26fkbs

Hello all from Atlanta GA. I'm Dave - a future FR owner. We've owned a Northern Lite truck camper for the past 14 years because we usually tow a boat. So we're not new to RVing just to travel trailers. We have many friends that have TT's and now we've finally decided to go a little larger.
I drove out to Denver to pick up the Northern Lite due to the few and far between truck campers down here in the southeast so I'm not averse to traveling to pick one up either.

The DW and I have our eye on the 26FKBS floorplan. They are hard to find around here. We have been to a FR dealer up in north GA and do like the better quality feel. Just haven't seen an actual FKBS.

These are the options we are planning on getting:
  • White exterior
  • Newport Ash / Mojave interior (the lighter color doors)
  • 12 volt 11 CF refrigerator w/190 watt solar panel
  • Day/night roller shades (which is confusing seeing that this is the pleated upgrade instead of what I'm used to calling roller shades)
  • 15,000 A/C upgrade
  • 2nd roof A/C with heat
  • Small and Large slide toppers
  • Free standing table & chairs
  • Standard sleeper sofa
  • and the standard Carbon Monoxide detector, water purifier, and the Maxxair vent fan and cover in the bathroom.
We have found several in stock at ExploreUSA in Texas. 12 hours one way - Not quite as far as Denver...

I'm looking to get the Reese Strait-Line 1,200 lb Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Kit (Part #: 66074) and was wondering if the frame on this camper will fit?
Reese says not for trailer frames wider that 2-1/2 inches.

If anyone has any recommendations, options, or comments on anything related please don't hesitate to enlighten us.

Thanks in advance.
Sincerely, Dave.
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Old 11-08-2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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Hi and Welcome to FRF!
You didn't mention which brand of trailer you're looking at. Forest River has around 100 different brands. And some brands often use the same model number.
Also post what you plan to tow with.
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:08 PM   #3
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Hi and Welcome to FRF!
You didn't mention which brand of trailer you're looking at. Forest River has around 100 different brands. And some brands often use the same model number.
Also post what you plan to tow with.
Sorry. Flagstaff Super Light 26FKBS.
1999 Ford SD Diesel long bed. Ride Rite airbags. 19.5" tires (for hauling the TC).

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Old 11-08-2020, 04:26 PM   #4
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Sorry. Flagstaff Super Light 26FKBS.
1999 Ford SD Diesel long bed. Ride Rite airbags. 19.5" tires.
You should also look for its twin Rockwood model. Lot more Rockwood dealers so there is more price competition. You may find the Rockwood twin model cheaper.
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Old 11-08-2020, 05:03 PM   #5
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Welcome, We have a 2020 Flagstaff 26FKBS it is a great floor plan. Sorry cant help with the Reece hitch. My TT is in storage or Id measure for you.
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Old 11-08-2020, 09:34 PM   #6
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Dave,

I have the Rockwood sister to your trailer (2608BS). I measured my frame and it is a 2” x 6” rectangular tube. Your hitch will fit fine, I looked at mine and it too looks like it would fit up to a 2.5” wide frame.
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Old 11-09-2020, 05:45 AM   #7
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Dave,

I have the Rockwood sister to your trailer (2608BS). I measured my frame and it is a 2 x 6 rectangular tube. Your hitch will fit fine, I looked at mine and it too looks like it would fit up to a 2.5 wide frame.
Perfect. Thanks so much.
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we bought the exact same RV last month. You will love it. Flagstaff is pretty much the same as the Rockwood. But this time around we went with the Flagstaff. we traded in our Rockwood 24 foot for the new one. Personnaly I like the Flagstaff better. Check out Camping Inn close to you. They had one in stock.
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we bought the exact same RV last month. You will love it. Flagstaff is pretty much the same as the Rockwood. But this time around we went with the Flagstaff. we traded in our Rockwood 24 foot for the new one. Personnaly I like the Flagstaff better. Check out Camping Inn close to you. They had one in stock.
Thanks. We've checked just about everywhere near us. No love. The various ExploreUSA in Texas has 10 of them total. But none of them have the all the options we would like. So we decided to order one. They say 8 weeks out. Now just have to wait for it to pop out of the brochure...

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Old 11-12-2020, 01:06 PM   #10
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I just picked up my 26FKBS last week. We purchased the version with the table and chairs and the sofa/bed. We added the Husky Centerline Weight Distribution Hitch and it is a HEFTY system. Definitely made a difference as these trailers have a lot of tongue weight.

We do not have the slide toppers or the 2nd AC unit.
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Welcome from Southern California!
We moved from a Husky Centerline with 1200 lb bars to an Andersen which is working out much better for us. Sorry, I can't help with the Reese.
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